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PASTORING

Churches are different from classrooms,

With their schedules and posted dates,

Where learning is sectioned out,

In predictable, expected rates.

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Learning in church is more passive,

Some come and go without notes,

Some seem to think the pastor’s main job

Is to warn about sowing wild oats.

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A pastor is to spread the Word,

He is to prayerfully teach,

Instructing in thoughtful mouthfuls

Balancing what he does preach.

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Here is a principle, a thought

There is a line upon line.

Repletion is tied to learning,

The logic should be quite fine.

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Preaching should be holy, anointed,

Emotion welcome, but not ruling.

Churches should include eternal facts,

A free, godly, Bible schooling.

– eab, May ‘07

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PASTORING

Churches are different from classrooms,

With their schedules and posted dates,

Where learning is sectioned out,

In predictable, expected rates.

 

Learning in church is more passive,

Some come and go without notes,

Some seem to think the pastor’s main job

Is to warn about sowing wild oats.

 

A pastor is to spread the Word,

He is to prayerfully teach,

Instructing in thoughtful mouthfuls

Balancing in all he does preach.

 

Here is a principle, a thought

There is a line upon line.

Repletion is tied to learning,

The logic should be quite fine.

 

Preaching should be holy, anointed,

Emotion welcome, but not ruling.

Churches should include eternal facts,

A free, godly, Bible schooling.

                – eab, 5/8/07

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Thank You Lord,

For Thy salvation plan,

The glorious privilege,

You have given man

To live above sin.

 

The privilege of moving

Forever out,

Of the quicksand traps

Of fear and doubt,

That man was born in.

          – eab, 7/76

Written while pastoring in East Tennessee, Blount Co, Friendsville

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Come, leave your night of toiling

On the boisterous “boiling,”

Of an open-faced sea.

Come, leave the laborious net,

And the fish you DID get,

By simply obeying Me.

 

Come and dine; be ye filled,

‘Tis your Master who has willed,

A meal for weary men.

Come now, and be refreshed,

Far more than you had guessed

Possible while in sin.

                – eab, 7/80

Written while pastoring Christ Church-Bible Methodist, Friendsville, TN.

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Poison ivy didn’t grow in the bowers of Eden;

Or, if it did, it wasn’t poisonous there.

And the wolf didn’t live in the glens of the Garden;

Or, if so, he was gracious to share.

 

And we can look back in anger at Adam’s great sin,

And we can wish to have lived in his place.

But there cometh a day much like Eden and better,

For all the redeemed,

ALL the redeemed of our entire race.  

 – eab, 6/86

Written while pastoring in Loogootee, IN

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Stanza 1

What appears to man to be,

A defeat on rugged tree.

Was the triumph of all time and space.

He died that’s to be sure,

But arose to ever endure,

Thus saving the whole human race.  – eab, 2/27/05

 

Written while pastoring the Pilgrim Holiness Church of Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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The tares and wheat together grow,

At harvest time angels will know,

They’ll separate good from the bad,

The tares to be burned, Oh, how sad!

Are you wheat?  Do you for Christ glow?  -eab, 2/2/07

Penned in eastern Ontario, Canada, while pastoring the Kingston Pilgrim Holiness Church.

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